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Fishing on Olive Lake

Posted by
john4jack (Corvallis, Oregon, United States) on 21 November 2009 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

This is being posted by me on October 22. I mention the date because of the fall color.

“Imagination is better than knowledge.” Einstein. I find this to be a very important quote for us photographers.

NIKON D700 1/125 second F/13.0 ISO 400 125 mm (35mm equiv.)

Magda from Vancouver, Canada

Outstanding! The composition is superb. Love the reflections and tones! Bravo!!! :)

21 Nov 2009 5:40am

Toni from Eastern Washington, United States

Another really beautiful shot, Jack. Are these tamaracks? Well done.

21 Nov 2009 5:54am

Tracy from La Selva Beach, United States

WOW! that color is something! I love your quote for today too, very timely for me as I must do an assignment that is a conceptual photo that depicts a phrase---I need to turn off the brain and let the imagination free :)

21 Nov 2009 6:10am

PATRICK from miramas, France

wow excellent colors reflection and compo

21 Nov 2009 7:11am

Dulcie from Danville, CA, United States

I especially L O V E the layers or stacks of golden trees in the water!
Fall it is...beautifully celebrated by you !!!

21 Nov 2009 7:44am

Adela Fonts Artús from Barcelona, Spain

And are the magnificent photographs! I'm watching the magnificent trunks of trees reflected in water. An excellent frame. Good morning John. Adela

21 Nov 2009 7:47am

Anina from Auckland, New Zealand

Such a lovely scene and you have captured is beautifully! The reflections are gorgeous and the autumn colours are fantastic. Very well done.

21 Nov 2009 8:00am

lare from kangasala, Finland

Many thanks for your kind comments.

O my god - what is this ? What a stunning, faboulos image! Bravo buddy!
Composition is excellent and we all landscape fans really enjoy to see these.
Just a little horizontal straighten would be necessary, but not so bad.

21 Nov 2009 9:11am

@lare: Thanks; it's now straightened.

zOOm from Paris, France

It must really be fascinating to be surrounded by such a majestic setting.

21 Nov 2009 10:23am

@zOOm: Oregon has phenomenal natural beauty, and it is incredibly diverse.

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

The colors are right on and the reflections adds in well.

21 Nov 2009 10:54am

Lyl and Roll from Besançon, France

Really fantastic Jack. You do give us so nice view of your country... Many - many thanks !

21 Nov 2009 11:55am

Betty from Phillipsburg, United States

Wow! Fantastic color and the reflection is just beautiful. Bravo!

21 Nov 2009 12:14pm

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

The clarity and the colours are fantastic - and the bizarre stem in the lake is great ijnh this composition, very well done!

21 Nov 2009 12:26pm

@daniela scharnowski: I think that the dead trunk in the water makes the picture.

bekkah from Pennsylvania, United States

Truly gorgeous!! Wonderful colors and reflections. I love the inclusion of the couple fishing and the old tree root (?) peeking out of the water....

21 Nov 2009 1:12pm

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Another beautiful shot. Congratulation !

21 Nov 2009 1:31pm

Judy from Brooksville, Florida, United States

Just beautiful, Jack. I love your composition, giving the fisherman room to his left, where all three of them are looking. Her turquoise jacket is a marvelous addition and contrast to all the golden color. The reflections are magnificent! Bravo!

21 Nov 2009 2:00pm

Stu from Home: Scotland | Residing in Kyoto, Japan

A superb capture! Adore those colours and reflections.

21 Nov 2009 2:00pm

Daniel from Kenmare, United States

excellent reflection

21 Nov 2009 3:37pm

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(Old West Wales boy), Germany

To say stunning is not going overboard with this shot.Top marks !!

21 Nov 2009 3:45pm

Macrobaby from Vancouver, Canada

Wow what a spot to fish. The colors and refections are amazing in this one.

21 Nov 2009 4:02pm

Woodies from Gorinchem, Netherlands

great reflection, well done!

21 Nov 2009 4:03pm

Donna from anywhere, United States

one of your best!

21 Nov 2009 4:23pm

Don from spokane, United States

The dead log makes a good first place to focus. I like the fisherfolk in the shot. The gorgeous reflection and the brilliance of the fall colors are superb.

21 Nov 2009 4:38pm

Francesc B. from région parisienne, France

Absolutely magnificent !!! Marvelous place.

21 Nov 2009 5:00pm

Jean Jacques from France

Des reflets à nous couper le souffle!
Good day,

21 Nov 2009 5:29pm

@Jean Jacques: Merci.

k@ from Paris, France

Oh the delight of this sharp gift !
W°°nderful !!
(i have that quote in my... toilets ;) Love it !

21 Nov 2009 5:31pm

Sylvie49 capture image! from Bords de Loire - Anjou, France

Zen attitude. That it is attractive !These colors in the water it is majestic.
Impression(Printing) that the piece of wood is added on the photo.Excuse my language.

21 Nov 2009 5:32pm

@Sylvie49 capture image!: Very little processing. Nothing added.

dabbler from Minneapolis, United States

absolutely positively 100%+ gorgeous shot - amazing sharpness & clarity, incredible reflection !!!!

21 Nov 2009 5:42pm

@dabbler: Thank you.

Yvon from Orleans, France

fantastic shot, Jack

21 Nov 2009 5:58pm

LauraS from Chico, United States

Oh, another perfect shot. What peace I feel in looking at this serene spot.

21 Nov 2009 6:48pm

Susan from Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

Beautiful shot Jack.....the reflection and color are just great !!!

21 Nov 2009 7:00pm

MJ from Delaware, United States

It is a five in my book... great color & reflection

21 Nov 2009 7:01pm

Marion from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

A truly breathtaking picture. I actually lit up your five stars on this one. Absolutely beautiful Jack. Love the reflections and the colors.

21 Nov 2009 7:06pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States


21 Nov 2009 7:08pm

MrsAmber from West Wickham, United Kingdom

My oh my - the other comments say it all. This is without doubt my shot of the day - possibly the week! I could look at this one for ever. Gorgeous. Stunning....I could go on (and on...!!).

21 Nov 2009 7:35pm

@MrsAmber: Thanks,Kate.

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Oh Jack , this is fabulous ! I have to tell you something : place like this I discovered last Autumn when was driving to Mennonites' farms :)) I was surprised not to see anybody there .. just forgotten little lake with amazing trees all around . And reflection of trees in a lake was like on your picture . I called this place - my little Heaven and visited this place many times after when did not feel well :)) Thx for this beautiful reminder :))

21 Nov 2009 8:53pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

I have one picture of this lake in my portfolio . NOt so good, but take a look :
Blue House on a Lake

21 Nov 2009 8:55pm

@MARIANA: Put my comments on your site.

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Fabulous colors and brilliant reflections.

21 Nov 2009 8:59pm

Antoine from France

Ton cliché photographique est superbe. L'éclairage est les couleurs sont magnifiques. En outre, ton cadrage est excellent. Tu as réalisé une belle réalisation photographique. Je te souhaite de passer un très bon week-end. Amicalement Antoine.

21 Nov 2009 9:05pm

Mhélène from Paris, France

Reflections are wonderful and superb colors !

21 Nov 2009 10:39pm

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Superb compo and colors.

21 Nov 2009 11:25pm

Veronelle from Lens, France

excellent composition very beautifull place

21 Nov 2009 11:26pm

Ajay from Pune, India

Your birthday in India has already began. So... many many happy returns of the day, Jack. May the charm of your photographs keeps on glowing and growing everyday this year.

22 Nov 2009 1:09am

@Ajay: Thank you, Ajay.

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

unos reflejos impresionantes y una composición de lujo, excelente!

22 Nov 2009 2:00am

willow from Chelsea, United States

Absolutely amazing - the ultimate autumn color shot. I like the little unexpected bits of blue in the clothing that breaks up all the yellows.

22 Nov 2009 2:08am

gautam from new delhi, India

this is exceptional

22 Nov 2009 3:28am

Lee from Fort Frances Ontario, Canada

Colour, Clarity, and Reflections are perfect. Are you sure this is a photograph? Another excellent composition.

22 Nov 2009 4:26am

@Lee: Thanks, Lee.

Irene from L C, France

This landscape is wonderful and your photograph too ! I love the stunning colors, the sharpness, the reflections ...

22 Nov 2009 8:09am

Isabelle from Liège, Belgium

Beautiful colors and great composition ! I like the old trunk in the front with its beautiful texture, the reflections are perfect too !

22 Nov 2009 12:35pm

Anna.C from LA ROCHELLE, France

beautiful scene and marvelous reflections and colors !

22 Nov 2009 6:10pm

Vachel from Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

just to beautiful and lovely reflection..

22 Nov 2009 11:17pm

Bill from Pacific Northwest, United States

Wow! This is so fantastic. The people on the dock are the cherry on top.

23 Nov 2009 2:57am

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

My husband and I just remained speechless when faced with this shot! PERFECT BEAUTY!

23 Nov 2009 8:02am

@Japanalia: Thank you.

dj.tigersprout from New York City, United States

beautiful clarity -- superb color and composition!!!

23 Nov 2009 6:46pm

Jacqueline from Montréal, Canada

This is a gift !

25 Nov 2009 12:36am

@Jacqueline: Merci.

Jacqueline from Montréal, Canada

How do you get such a resolution on aminus3 ? ; membership ?
I hope you don't mind but I have put your photo on my other blog : with the link ( of course). Thank you again.

25 Nov 2009 5:36pm

@Jacqueline: Merci. I do have an A membership which helps with the resolution. I am honored that you would put my photograph on your blog.

Barbara Kile from Ft. Worth, United States

Love this - a great scene and the reflections are wonderful. I would like to see the part with the reflected sky cropped off the bottom - just my opinion. The dead wood, the fall colors, the detail, & the personal touch with the people make this a great image.

26 Nov 2009 9:06pm

laur from Clermont-Ferrand, France

Simplement magnifique !

27 Nov 2009 7:36pm

amy from Nanaimo, BC, Canada


13 Dec 2009 9:45pm